PRIVATE EQUITY TRAINING
WHAT IS PRIVATE EQUITY?
Private equity firms raise pools of capital (often in investment funds) from high net worth individuals, pension funds and other investment groups for the purpose of investing and acquiring equity ownership in companies. These funds are generally industry specific, but this isn’t always the case. PE firms differ from investment banking firms in that they usually don’t hold publicly traded securities. Instead, they purchase equity shares in companies outside the public securities markets. Private equity firms also perform a variety of other transaction types such as leveraged buyouts (LBO), Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Initial Public Offerings (IPO), and recapitalizations. These firms may perform more than one of these investment strategies simultaneously. Their scope is usually long term as opposed to hedge funds, which take a short term investment focus. Private equity firms generally earn a combination management fees and performance fees for their services.
SKILLS REQUIRED TO WORK IN A PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM
Private equity firms seek individuals with strong financial backgrounds, but because they are industry specific, will also select some from other areas including IT, biotech, manufacturing and engineering as long as they have the ability to perform the technical aspect of the position. Working in private equity requires a strong understanding of financial modeling, corporate valuation, as well as analytical skills. Classes in accounting, statistics or the investment banking training course offered by the International Finance Institute can be a big help in obtaining these needed skills.
BENEFITS OF OUR PE TRAINING COURSE
Working in private equity requires a fundamental understanding of financial modeling, balance sheet analysis, M&A modeling and financial analysis. Our hands on approach and skilled investment bankers at IFI will provide the investment banking training you need to compete for valued jobs in private equity.